The '''Socialist Party of Texas (SPTX)''' is a democratic socialism|democratic socialist
political party in the U.S. state
. It is the state chapter of the Socialist Party USA
. It was founded in 1906 as an affiliate of the Socialist Party of America
In United States presidential election, 1912|1912
, the SPTX effectively tied the Republican and Progressive Parties in votes. In Texas gubernatorial election, 1914|1914
and Texas gubernatorial election, 1916|1916
, the Socialist Party surpassed the Republican Party in the state.
[Alwyn Barr, "SOCIALIST PARTY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/was01), accessed January 15, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.]
The Socialist Party of America voted 73:34 to change its name to Social Democrats, USA
in December 1972.
SPUSA was founded in 1973,...